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DeKalb schools superintendent resigns from post

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Dr. Cheryl Atkinson is superintendent of DeKalb County Schools. Dr. Cheryl Atkinson is superintendent of DeKalb County Schools.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post.

Spokeswoman Lillian Govus says Atkinson and school board members Thursday decided a mutual separation agreement was in the best interest for everyone involved.

Atkinson's resignation will be effective Feb. 8 and a separation agreement requires the district to pay her more than $114,500 over the next five months. The agreement also requires Atkinson to participate in any legal matters related to her tenure as superintendent.

An interim superintendent has not yet been named.

The district was placed on probation through the end of 2013 by an accreditation agency, and a Georgia Board of Education hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 21.

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